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Ableton Live 10: Modulating Wavetables
Combining the tonal flexibility of wavetable synthesis with the ability to modulate nearly any parameter with ease, Wavetable is designed to expand your sound design horizons. Noah Pred explains how.
Jan. 8, 2019
Review: Devious Machines Texture
Enhance and expand your sounds with this multi-talented effect plugin that beats with the heart of a synth. Hollin Jones explored the many capabilities of Devious Machines' Texture. Enhance and expand
Dec. 8, 2018
Ableton Live 10: Sidechain Any Parameter With Envelope Follower
The Envelope Follower In Ableton Live 10 is a powerful tool that can take your tracks to places you never expected - if you know how to use it. Here's Noah Pred to show you...
Dec. 5, 2018
5 Delay and Modulation Plugins Worth Checking Out
Delay and modulation effects are a staple of almost any production, even if they might not seems so at first. Here are five essential delay and mod plugs you can try today.
Nov. 19, 2018
A Reason User’s Guide To Modulation
Reason has some of the easiest yet most powerful modulation capabilities of any DAW. In this tutorial, learn how to harness it to make a bass patch come to life.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 6, 2018
Review: Meris Polymoon
If you're looking for a hardware delay and modulation pedal that's as good with synths, beats and vocals as guitars, the Meris Polymoon might be just the ticket. Rounik Sethi puts it to the test.
Sep. 24, 2018
Ableton Live 10: Max Headroom
Ableton Live 10 includes a revamped set of modulation tools including an LFO, loopable ADSR and a clever Envelope Follower. Noah Pred shows you how to make the most of them.
May. 22, 2018
How To Make Your Tracks More Interesting Using Logic Pro X's Step FX Plugin
Adding dynamic modulation to any part in a Logic session just got easier. Joshua Carney explores the Step FX plug in this short video.
Apr. 19, 2018
Review: Gatekeeper by Infected Mushroom and Polyverse
Gatekeeper is a truly versatile volume modulator plugin that can be used to shape your audio in a plethora of ways. If you’re into volume shaping creatively or precisely this is the plugin for you
Feb. 3, 2018
Review: Qu-Bit Chance
Adding randomization to the modulation of your CV signal is a great way to introduce all kinds of unexpected and pleasing new effects. Chance from Qu-Bit is a module that lets you do just that.
Feb. 1, 2018
Behringer Deepmind 12 - The Modulation Matrix Explained
With this short hands-on guide to the Deepmind 12's modulation matrix section you'll see how to quickly create dynamic, fluid and interesting sounds without investing too much time and effort.
Oct. 3, 2017
What Puts The Matrix In MatrixBrute? Find Out In This Short Video
Arturia's MatrixBrute may look daunting, but in this short video, Marc Doty shows you that the large button matrix can actually be much more straightforward to use than you might have thought.
Oct. 1, 2017
Use These Stereo Imaging Techniques To Create Interesting Synth Pad Textures
Adding movement and effects to your pad sounds can really enhance a track by introducing more life and motion to the body of the music. Here's how to do it in any synth.
Sep. 4, 2017
How To Use FM To Add Attack To Vocal Samples
Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.
Mixing & Mastering
Jul. 24, 2017
Dive Into The World Of Advanced Eurorack Patching With DivKid's Video On FM And Phase Modulation
Once you're through the basics, a whole world of advanced Eurorack patching and programming is waiting. See how FM and Phase Modulation work in this practical video.
Jun. 22, 2017
How To Instantly Modulate Any Parameter In Logic Pro X
Modulation can be the key to making synths and even whole mixes sound more dynamic and interesting. Here's how to achieve it quickly and easily in Logic.
Apr. 10, 2017
Discover Bitwig Studio 2's New Modulators
With a new, infinite modulation system and a bunch of new devices, Bitwig Studio 2 opens up an incredible world of creative possibilities. Thavius Beck explains how it works.
Mar. 6, 2017
Analog Synthesis 4: The Principle of Modulation
In this final article in our mini series on the essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis, Peter Schwartz explores the principles of modulation.
Nov. 20, 2016
Latest Elektron Analog Heat Video Demos Every Filter
Most gear demo videos focus on the presenter or the music which isn't a bad thing. But when you want to hear exactly how the filters of Elektron's Analog Heat affect a sound this video will help.
Nov. 11, 2016
This Video Explains How Modulation Works For Logic Pro X Or Any DAW
Logic expert Joe Albano shares his expertise on the science of modulation and shows you how Logic’s effects can be used to add movement and interest to any sound.
Oct. 28, 2016
5 Production Tips for Breathing Life and Movement Into Your Sounds
It's time to breathe some life into your sounds. With these 5 tips you'll learn how to make a solid, static sound into something more dynamic with movement and interest.
Oct. 18, 2016
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